(Closed) Help! To Moissanite or Not?

posted 14 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My ring is moisannite and no one can tell it’s not diamonds.  Everyone comments on how much it sparkles and how pretty it is.  Mine it’s yellow and has no inclusions.  Just like a diamond, if you buy a better quality moissanite, it looks better than a lower quality one.  I LOVE my moissanite and will never buy diamonds.

Post # 18
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1260 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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girls… Can we please look at how old a thread is before bringing it back up? This was posted two years ago. The OP is no longer even on the boards.

Post # 19
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1278 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

ACTUALLY…I don’t think it’s always a bad thing when oooold threads are bumped.  The information is often still relevant.  It’s funny because I just a few days ago started to consider purchasing a Moissanite ring, had seen this thread after searching the bee for Moissanite, and was a bit discouraged by the posters’ responses…they weren’t similar to my own opinions o the stone.  And then lo and behold, two days later the poster bumps the thread with some positive words.  I appreciated it!  If she had just randomly started a “Don’t hate on Moissanite!” thread, that would have been, well, weird.

Post # 20
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784 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I agree with *VeganGlam* on this one… It’s not so bad when older posts get bumped.

I think there is a lot of helpful and relevant information and view points that could be helpful to  current bees.

Don’t be a hater *LittleMissMango*!

Post # 21
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234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve seen moissanite next to a real diamond and I thought it was even more beautiful than the diamond! In it’s own right, moissonite is a very pretty gem. Makes you wonder what all the hype is about diamonds in the first place. I have heard all the disturbing DeBeers cartel stuff and I am happy that there are alternatives out there! 

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It’s not that I don’t think the information or opinions aren’t still relevant. The member who brought it up was directly speaking to the OP…from two years ago, as well as borderline arguing with other posters from that time. That is why I thought it needed to be brought to their attention. If they wanted to start a new discussion about moissanite or non-traditional e-ring stones (although, there have been several in more recent times, as I recall), I don’t think that would have been weird at all. There’s also nothing wrong with searching through archives for more info about certain topics. I just think most of us would rather see more current threads being discussed or new ones started, with people who are still members of the Bee, is all.

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Well as you see, current members have commented on this thread, and if we wanted to continue the discussion about Moissanite, we could just respond to this thread.  Frankly I think it’s a better idea to have a condensed post than a slew of Moissanite threads like this all over the bee.

Post # 24
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234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think it’s a valuable thing that an old thread can be revived! I don’t find it annoying at all, especially because it means that the latest poster took the time to research her topic instead of starting new threads willy nilly. @Veganglam, are you still considering a moissy for your ring?

Post # 25
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983 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My ring isn’t real either.  The only person that knows is my mom.  My wedding band has real diamonds in it, so I’ll be wearing that after the ceremony.  I have decided that I really like some of the alternative stones out there.

If you are going to have something that isn’t a diamond, go bold.  There is a thread that was just around yesterday, showing off girls rings, I’ll see if I can find and bump it for you.  There were some beautiful saphires, rubies, amethyst… it’s a cheaper route, plus you wont’ have to worry about the awkward “not real” conversation… I know that Miss Sicssors has a beautiful moonstone ring (I covet that ring Sicissors!!!) 

Good luck.  I’ll try to find that thread for you!

Post # 26
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We just bought a moissanite solitaire ring (2ct/7.5mm) from Moissanite Co.  I was very impressed with their responsiveness through both email and live help.  After reading in some forum about the “enhanced” moissanite, I realized this would satisfy my need for the sparkle without having to accept the history of the diamond industry.

I’ve read a couple of books about diamonds and I do have an issue with them from an ethical standpoint and cost standpoint.  My fiancé was ready to pay several thousands of dollars for my ring but I stopped him!  I realized that I will wear the solitaire during the engagement period, but that once we have my wedding ring finished, I will be much more likely to wear that on a every day basis.

If you have some time and are interested in reading about what’s wrong with the diamond industry and how a certain company snowed the world, especially the US, into believing that we MUST have one of these things, I recommend reading: Diamond: The History of a Cold-Blooded Love Affair

A summary and strong opinion of choosing moissanite over a real diamond can also be found here:  http://diamondssuck.com – he refers to an Atlantic Monthly article I haven’t had a chance to read yet on the pricing of diamonds:  http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1982/02/have-you-ever-tried-to-sell-a-diamond/4575/

I decided against a CZ due to the wear/cloudy issues, and I opted for the “enhanced moissanite” which removes the color tint (green/yellow) issues.  Even though I chose a round brilliant, I didn’t want to take a chance.

I will report back after I receive the ring with my thoughts and a photo.  We need to use our heads when buying this stuff and from everything I’ve read, enhanced moissanite can be a substantial alternative for someone looking for a colorless, sparkly stone.

Post # 27
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4 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Update on my moissanite ring order from Moissanite & Co:  I received the ring faster than anticipated (3 days before I requested with a rush order) and I was really wowed! 

Earlier last week I tried on a variety of diamond rings, including a $100K round brilliant Tiffany (yikes).  I hadn’t tried on a lot of rings yet and wanted to become more familiar with what 2ct diamonds looked like on my hand.

My fiancé and I were really impressed with the quality and fire of the moissanite.  Unfortunately I had to return my ring to have the ring re-sized – I mis-sized my ring finger and ordered it one size too big.  The company was seriously fantastic to deal with on the return, with the same type of responsiveness and detail I received prior to our purchase.

When I receive the new ring, I will post photos.  The color, size, and fire of the moissanite was amazing, I can’t wait to get my ring back and wear it every day!

Post # 28
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I like old threads if they are interesting topics… I think this is a relevant topic to today, and an interesting one!

Post # 29
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5 posts
Newbee

Hey ladies! I just created an account because I just HAVE to get in on these moissanite/diamond/Asha/CZ, etc. e-ring discussions! I have decided that I do not want a diamond e-ring for ethical and environmental reasons, as well as the fact that I can have something sparkle-tastic without spending the down payment on my future home ;)…

That said, I think that there a few things to keep in mind:

Some people prefer gemstones, even diamonds, with a non-colorless look. One person’s beautiful flawless white diamond may look ridiculously boring or ugly to another… So moissy may be a great option, for example, as an alternative to a J or K diamond.

Also, I tend to be a skeptic lol…And I pay attention to how many posts members have. It sounds wrong, but if someone comes into a thread or forum and only has a few posts as a member, or REALLY seems to be pushing a company, I get suspicious… I think that most of us can tell the difference between those of us here who are really researching or happy with our purchases and gushing about them to our WB girlfriends, and those of us who may be overly-emphazing one company’s customer service, policies, etc., especially in comparison to other companies.

Okay, enough with my mouthful lol. My FFI teases me and says that it takes me ten minutes to make a point that takes ten seconds Wink.

As for the OP: I don’t know where you are now or what you have, but I would’ve advised you to go with whatever made you happy. You can’t please everyone all of the time, including family (unfortunately). Wear what YOU like, and wear it proudly!

Post # 30
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25 posts
Newbee

@blurose262: I agree. I mean, I’m new to this site, but it’s obvious when someone posts a bad review or bad thread and they only have 1 post.

Mossanite has gotten better over the years. I was in physical pain thinking about the cost of a diamond. I didn’t want a diamond. I didn’t want my future fiance spending thousands on a rock. Ugh.

I first came across mossanite on a diary website that I have belonged to for 10 years. There is a frontpage news section where one member had announced her engagement. I went to her diary to say congrats and look at ring porn. (I love engagement stories and the ring porn that follows it.)

The first thing she posted was a photo of the ring. OMG! It sparkled so much in the photo! I could only imagine what it looked like in person. I thought, wow that diamond must have cost a fortune! (We were looking at a 1ct Leo from Kays that was priced at $6500) and her’s looked a lot bigger than 1ct.
So I read through the story and then at the bottom she described the ring. “It’s a round brillant MOISSANITE” O_O What? Did she mean diamond? Then she went into the specs and what moissanite was. I was in love.

I found out that Helzberg Diamonds actually had moissanite in the store. So we went to go look. They only had three rings left, (I guess they were on clearence because that particular store was no longer going to stock them) 1 was a halo square design. The second was a halo round design, and the third was a round tiffany novo inspired design.
The sales woman was very very helpful. She placed the stones next to diamonds and the moissanite caught my eye everytime because it has more fire than a diamond. She said, “An engagment ring serves two purposes: to look pretty and to remind you that he wants to spend his life with you. That’s it. It’s not an investment. It’s not a status symbol. (Surprising coming from a diamond sales person)

After that I read everything I could on Moissanite and have not found anything bad about them. So we are going to go with moissanite from moissaniteco.com

I’m so happy!

Post # 31
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1088 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Southern_Bride: “She said, “An engagment ring serves two purposes: to look pretty and to remind you that he wants to spend his life with you. That’s it. It’s not an investment. It’s not a status symbol.”

That is brilliant! So true!

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